Many students are stuck working their way through college, or taking out loans they'll spend the next 20 years of their lives paying back. One of the many benefits of Air Force ROTC is the chance at a scholarship. Scholarships are offered on a competitive merit-based system. High school students may apply for a scholarship between June 1st of their junior year and December 1st of their senior year. If you have missed this deadline and/or have already graduated from high school, you must join the Air Force ROTC program before you can be considered for a scholarship offer.
In addition to tuition up to a set amount and fees, Air Force ROTC scholarships come with a nontaxable monthly allowance (stipend) during the academic year plus $600 per year for textbooks. Air Force ROTC scholarships cannot pay for room and board. Even if you are not offered a scholarship, you can still receive the monthly stipend as a junior and senior cadet.
For the latest information on scholarship eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit the Air Force ROTC scholarships page.